Iran raps US State Department’s meddlesome remarks

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Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has denounced the US State Department’s ‘interventionist’ remarks about Iran’s test launch of its satellite carrier, saying such statements reveal the US administration’s opposition to the scientific progress of independent countries.

In a statement, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi referred to the recent successful launch of Simorgh satellite carrier as a fruit of the young Iranian scientists’ firm resolve and determination to accomplish the country’s scientific objectives.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran knows no limit in its scientific and technological progress and advancement and does not wait for any country’s permission when it comes to the efforts and activities of its scientists and specialists in various areas,” he noted.

He once again condemned the moves, remarks, and decisions made by the US administration and Congress, particularly since the new US president has taken office.

Tehran has proved its commitment to the implementation of the nuclear deal, and its compliance has been confirmed for several times by relevant authorities, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Qassemi said.

“The US administration is the one who must stop its continued hostile behaviors, breach of commitments, and unilateral measures against the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” he added.

Pointing to the country’s several years of experience in test-launching satellite carriers, Qassemi said the move is the Islamic Republic’s inalienable right and in full compliance with Iran’s international commitments.

He further referred to the US officials’ use of such issues to claim that Iran is violating the nuclear deal, and described it as a ‘groundless and illogical’ move aimed at justifying Washington’s spiteful anti-Iran policies.

“Instead of looking for excuses and raising false accusations against Iran, American statesmen had better avoid repeating measures that violate the international regulations, and stop selling hundreds of billions of dollars of lethal weapons and equipment, which target peace, security, and stability in the region,” he added.

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